This journey takes in ancient citadels and Persian palaces, travelling across lands where some of the world’s greatest kingdoms once rose and fell. Climb aboard in Tehran to voyage through the ancient desert trading city of Kerman, explore the Persian paradise gardens and bustling bazaars of Shiraz before completing a grand loop and returning to Iran’s dynamic capital. Traverse the barren Iranian plateau moonscape to reach desert trading city, Kerman, stop to explore the UNESCO World Heritage crumbling palaces, Pasargadae and Persepolis and visit the stunning, ornate blue domed Shah Mosque in Isfahan.
Your exclusively chartered air-conditioned train takes you safely and comfortably through magnificent scenery. Sound asleep in your cosy cabin on board, you travel to your next destination over night, good standard hotel stays in between give you the advantage to explore the most exciting stops in depth.
Be the hero of your very own 1001 Nights fairy tale, embracing the enchanting colours and spices of ancient Persia through bustling bazaars and the silence of the deserts. By following the route of Alexander the Great you'll discover European traces throughout your journey that spans 3,000 years of history, 2,700 miles of rail tracks and 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites.Speak to a Regent Travel Specialist for more information about this incredible train journey through Persia. Read about Travel Writer, Tom Chesshyre's experience as he travelled through Turkey and Iran with Regent Holidays here.
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